Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 79of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

Off the Needles


Obi Wan (with cape)  - purchased pattern separately from Etsy from Lucy Collinsimage

  • Pattern: Puppy and his Daddy by  Ana Paula Rimoli  from The Big Book of Little Amigurumi
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Yarn: Plymouth encore- brown, leftover from Star Wars crochet & creamy/tan color
  • Big black nose & eyes from 6060 on Etsy!
  • Pattern- my design
  • US 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Yarn:
    • Oh Loops Platinum Sock- Voyage Colorway- blue
    • Cascade Heritage Silk- White
    • Two Guys Yarn Co- The Standard in Sock base in Summer Solstice Colorway- purple
  • Pattern: Scrubbie Dots by  Doni Speigle
  • Hook: H
  • Yarn: Lilly Sugar and Cream Yarn
  • I expanded it to make it larger using basic circular crochet increases. Made about 4-5 total this seasonimageimage
  • Pattern: Updated Parkspin Slippers by Joan Janes (free)
  • Needles: US 8
  • Worsted weight yarn held doubled.
  • Pattern: Little Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson $4 US
  • Needles: US 6 (Calls for 7s)
  • Riley Yarn: Berrocco Vintage & Plymouth Encore: Added length to the hand based on the drawing I took of Riley's hand
  • Millie Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (purple) & Lana Gatto Super Soft Pink- Color 5240: Made hand a little longer. Added 4 stitches after thumb gusset. Details in project page on Ravelry

On the Needles

  • Pattern (Crochet): by Nicky Blade called NickyBlade Doll Pattern- free Ravelry download
  • C hook (2.75mm)
  • Cascade 220 superwash, cream for skin, gray, blue and a purple.
  • Girl with brown hair- shirt, pants and shoes. simple but really cute. looks like riley's style
Storm Trooper (yes another)


Joy from movie Inside Out crochet pattern by Allison McDonough $5.00 pattern. Wanted to make for Riley- my brother actually suggested but I can't find just the right green for her dress.
Also found an eBook of 5 Doc McStuffins character crochet patterns also by Allison McDonough.
Bought the yarn on the way home today to start The Force Awakens Hat

From the Armchair 


Crafty Adventures

I've been sewing iined draw string bag from this tutorial.
I highly recommend photo calendars from Picaboo (for yourself or as gifts)


  • Vogue Knitting Live– January 15-17, New York City I’m taking a shawl design class on Friday with Susan B Anderson and attending the Market on Saturday.
  • Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA --Saturday afternoon-podcaster meet-up! Details to come!

Contest News & Notes

I announced the winners of Jenn Sheelen Contest from Episode 78.
New contest for this episode: Sock Knitter Profile Bag kindly offered up by One Twisted Tree


Becky Kelly from Knit Actually Podcast is hosting Knit Nosh event on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. The yarn companies providing yarn for the event are Bijou Basin Ranch, MJ Yarns, Skeindalous , Knerd. Tickets are still available. Details are available on her website.

On a Happy Note

  • I will be reviewing the Madelyn Tote bag from Pearl and Plum next month but it's already making me very happy and so I wanted to share! W
  • 2 kids sleepovers in 2 weeks! (including some audio from Riley who is 7 and Millie who is 3)
  • Having a sewing day with my best friend in lieu of Christmas shopping
  • At our friends Christmas Party I offered up some Tittens for the Yankee Swap. It was VERY well received!image
  • My co-workers and I ordered under desk exerciser that I heard about on Savvy Girls Podcast and I really like it. image
Pigskin Party KAL
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 – December 25— 8 awesome prizes which I announced in Episode 77
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes. This is the only time during this 5 month long KAL that you can finish WIPs earn some points so take advantage!
High Fives going on now until Sunday 12/20!
Happy Holidays, Merry merry christmas, happy knitting, talk to you next time!
(This episode ends with a little bit of audio of my niece Millie singing. Hope you enjoy it)
Direct download: Episode_79-_Christmas_Knitting_Galore.mp3
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